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New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law

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As recreational marijuana makes its way onto Ontario store shelves, lawyers are gearing up for the new market. From producers to retailers, and everything in between – retail stores, physicians, banks, transportation companies, accountants, you name it – clients will come from all segments of industry. Here we take a look at some of the… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

In the practicePRO Library: Macs in Law

Are you Mac-curious? The vast majority of lawyers and law practices still use Windows, but an increasing number are contemplating the switch to Mac, due to its reliability, usability, and security. However, authors Brett Burney and Tom Lambotte know that Macs may not be the best choice for every lawyer and law practice. Macs in… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

In the practicePRO Library: Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers

Trust accounting is one area that no one can afford to overlook, but busy lawyers don’t have time or resources to waste. Lawyers who are leaving their law firms to establish their own solo practice or small firm need this simple primer to fulfill their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities to safeguard the money belonging to… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management

Pitfalls of Judging Your Own Competency

It is not easy to know yourself. According to the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias, less competent people think they are more competent than they actually are, and competent people think they are worse than they actually are. Consider the following three scenarios, in which you perform a task at different stages of your career… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention, Mentoring, Coaching

New in the practicePRO Library: The Lean Law Firm

It’s a difficult world for law firms these days. Client demands, increased competition, and the distractions of technology can put pressure on any business. Law firms who try to respond with “traditional” firm management are perhaps more susceptible than any other business to falling victim to the chaos. But fortunately, there’s a solution. And it’s… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

New in the practicePRO Library: Remaking Law Firms

The traditional law-firm business model has delivered technically excellent service at seemingly whatever cost. But the times have changed, with the global financial crisis only accelerating the price-down pressures, commoditization, and client demand for efficient, business-relevant services. To respond, law firms will have to go beyond cutting costs while preserving the general way they win… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

New practicePRO resource: The employment law malpractice claims fact sheet

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With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The ninth in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers labour… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management
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